Thierry Henry has labeled Dwayne De Rosario as the best player in MLS as well as 'the face' of the competition.
Despite the trade, Henry has rated De Rosario at the top in North America whilst indicating that it was a weird choice by New York to get rid of him.
"With Dwayne you've got to use him well. In this league I haven't seen anybody better than Dwayne de Rosario,'' said Henry.
"It's easy to say that because he scored 16 and 12 (assists), but I saw him in training, I thought he was a decent player in Toronto and when I saw his record - he's won four MLS Cups and been in the league for a very long time - for me he's the face of this league.
"His record talks for himself. He showed he has the word I'm not going to say, but he has a lot of it. He played against us, shut us down; he went to San Jose, he scored three; and he played against Toronto and he killed them too.
"You always need a Dwayne de Rosario in your squad. We had him, and he went for the reasons the boss knows and the organization, but you always need a guy like that around."